New Life

Devotional

  My New Identity 


A MIRACLE HAS TAKEN PLACE


One of the greatest miracles that you will ever experience has just taken place; you are now at the beginning of a new and exciting life.


The Bible tells us:


Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2

… He has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature … 2 Peter 1:4

So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us?  Romans 8:31-32 MSG

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. Philippians 2:13 AMP

A NEW NATURE  


This is what has just happened to you:


GOD HIMSELF HAS COME TO LIVE IN YOU


If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:23 


(Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you … I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you're joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can't produce a thing. John 15:4a,5 MSG)


But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him … your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God. You are not your own, 1 Corinthians 6:17, 19b


In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13


For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God … The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God … Romans 8:14, 16


RELEASED FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS 


He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins ... Colossians 1:13-14


Jesus has now taken over the ownership of your life. He is going to manage it with love and wisdom. This does not mean that He will be going on a fault-finding mission; it means He will be showing you the truth in love; He will be there to help you step away from a life of failure and frustration so that you can live in complete victory over the enemy.


PEACE WITH GOD


Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1


I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.  Hebrews 10:17


God is no longer thinking about you in terms of your past (and neither should you) – therefore there is peace between you and God. Isn't that great? Remember that in Jesus Christ, you are now part of a winning team.


IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS  THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US. ROMANS 8:37